Dr. Maria Simbra

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How Kids Can Have Allergies, When Parents & Grandparents Do Not?

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Amber Lagamba’s family knows allergies all too well because both of her daughters suffer. “Trees, pollen, ragweed,” she says. “Spring and fall are very rough on us, because the two of them [...]

11/19/2014

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Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. The CDC says “over-indulging” in alcohol leads to about 88,000 deaths every [...]

06/30/2014

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Eye Vitamins Are The Newest Health Trend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From daily multivitamins to those specifically for heart health, bone health, skin health, and now eye health — vitamins have quickly become a multi-billion dollar business. But do eye vitamins or supplements actually [...]

06/26/2014

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Divorce Can Be Weighty Matter For Kids

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When parents get divorced, kids can have a number of struggles. One of them can be weight gain. “Parents are under stress, there’s only one parent to take care of all of [...]

06/09/2014

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Germs That Outwit Antibiotics Found In Toddlers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time. Even though we now have these life-saving medicines, infection-causing bacteria can sometimes still outwit these drugs, putting ourselves and our children [...]

04/30/2014

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Poison Control Center Calls Increasing Because Of E-Cigarettes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A source of poisoning in Pittsburgh is actually electronic: e-cigarettes. “The volume of calls is definitely increasing,” says Pittsburgh Poison Control Center Director Dr. Michael Lynch. To use e-cigarettes, you would pour [...]

04/04/2014

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FDA Approves Nerve-Stimulating Headband To Treat Migraines

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Could a headband be a fix for migraines? The Food and Drug Administration is convinced by Belgian studies that this could be helpful to those who suffer from this common type of [...]

03/13/2014

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Study: C-Section Babies More Likely To Have Adult Weight Issues

Abby Parkes needed a caesarean section to deliver her son, Lucas.

It was a decision she did not take lightly.

“It was for health reasons, really. If I had a choice, I would have had a natural birth,” she says.

03/03/2014

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Are Electronic Devices Making Kids Nearsighted?

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Computers, tablets, cell phones – is all this focusing on tiny electronic devices taking a toll on our childrens’ eyes? “The parents come in here and say, ‘oh, I was in sixth [...]

02/03/2014

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